HAIL (student loyalty program) unveiled

Submitted by Vivz on August 23rd, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Link to press release

Program is here: http://www.mgoblue.com/hail/

The rewards page is down but it can be viewed by clicking on the Rules page.

Highlights:

STUDENT PROGRAM ONLY

2 pts per event attended

1 pt if check in doesn't occur 20 minutes prior to start

Check ins will be via a mobile app, or ipads at venues.

Rewards: Vary based on tiers/grand prizes including swag, food vouchers, money and priority access to other tickets. Grand prizes exist from a drawing of people earning 100+ points.

 

My issues: What is to to stop people from leaving early if? IThis is mentioned as a goal but i didn't see an explanation for it.

How accurate can this app be to prevent someone from checking in "early" from the golf course/parents tailgate?

Is it really fair (or if not fair a good plan) to make every event worth the same points?

Comments

go16blue

August 23rd, 2012 at 11:20 PM ^

How exactly do you guys go about moving down? I'm an incoming freshman who plans on getting to games very early, but my tickets are in row 90, so I'm definitely moving down. What's the etiquette for this? Do you just pick a random seat and move if the rightful owner shows up?

Owl

August 23rd, 2012 at 11:27 PM ^

In my experience, only someone super obnoxious will make you move. And if they do, the people around you will be judging them hard. Keep in mind, you’ll get challenged more often the further down you go. There really are very few bad seats though. My seats last year were in row 91, and even those had a pretty good view I thought. Hope you have a great first year, by the way. 

go16blue

August 23rd, 2012 at 11:33 PM ^

Thanks. I agree that there's really not a bad seat in the Big House, but I like to really get into games (with chants, etc), and for that I'd like to be closer to the middle of the student section. Plus it would be weird sitting in row 90 half an hour before kickoff when those seats don't really fill up until midway through the first quarter. Thanks for the heads up!

Setshot

August 23rd, 2012 at 11:33 PM ^

Honestly your biggest thing to avoid is the ushers in your section. Some are cool, but last year I saw a lot more of them cracking down, and if they saw kids move, they would go confront them and move them back to their actual seat. But I meet up with my friends and just move to an open area. I've never once had anybody ask me to move out of their seat. Everybody just shows up drunk and they don't really care if they have to sit a couple seats away from their actual seat.

Sambojangles

August 23rd, 2012 at 11:27 PM ^

Well, it's worth a shot. If it makes someone check out a few volleyball games or swim meets or soccer matches they would not otherwise have seen, and there is a noticeable uptick in crowd level, maybe it will work. I'm sure they looked at what other schools have done.

Quick story I told to the board before: I met someone in New Orleans last year who had just finished school at LSU. They have a point system for allocating tickets to big events (i.e., football games) based on attendance at all sporting events. Well, according to him, he missed out on the student ticket lottery for the BCSCG this year by ONE point. In other words, if he had showed up at one more Tuesday night womens basketball game, he would have gotten a student ticket to the game.